Mike's and Shari's dirt

Our Dirt, Our Way

Category: Gardening

Clean your root and tubers

A few years ago I got potatoes from a company (NOT Baker Creek) and did not clean them. Soon I had an extensive Colorado Potato beetle explosion. I quickly dispatched these little creeps and watched my potatoes all summer long. I was lucky as they will also eat a variety of other garden related plants […]

Plant Starting

A good question came up on when to start plants and put seeds in. Always check the “Days to Maturity”. This is an average on when to expect fruit. I have had 90 day plants mature in 70 days to 100 days. Also check your average ground temps! 55 degrees is a nice ground temp […]

Volcano gardening? Seriously?

We live under a hot Sun and clay like soil. Our soil gets so hard that trying to till it in the summer literally buffs the ground. Watering is a pain also. The best time to water is in the middle of the night when you have a slight chance of the water permeating the […]

Composting the night away

Ah! Composting! Recycling! Cheap Methods! Yes, Composting can be cheap and very beneficial to soil. Stuff like coffee grounds and eggshells we just toss in the garden. Other items, like food scraps, need to be broken down. Especially in my area that is known for rats. They are big and mean enough. I hate when […]

KISS – Keep It Simple, Shari

Gardening is so simple even Shari can do it. She has learning comprehension issues that I will get to in a minute. Science is pretty sure how gardening started. Man noticed that year after year, certain fruits and vegetables grew at certain times. Also through observation plants that were in less weedy areas seem to […]

Eye of the Tater

O.K. This is just a basic Tater growing guide. There are a 1,000 ways to plant Taters and 1,000 ways to screw up. The best seed Taters you can get has a ton of “eyes” on them. Now there are ┬áton of ways to plant your taters and that depends on how big your garden […]

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